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2018 Minx Auerbach Lecture Welcomes Dr. Brittney Cooper

2018 Minx Auerbach Lecture Welcomes Dr. Brittney Cooper

2018 Minx Auerbach Lecture welcomes Dr. Brittney Cooper, Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and Africana Studies at Rutgers University, on April 5, 2018.

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Sociology/WGS Faculty and Graduate Students Co-Author Study on Motherhood, Media, and Body

Sociology/WGS Faculty and Graduate Students Co-Author Study on Motherhood, Media, and Body

Karen Christopher (Sociology/WGS), Brittany M. Williams (WGS M.A., 2013), and Jennifer Sinski (PhD candidate, Sociology) recently published an exploration of the ways mothers' perceptions of their own postpartum bodies are affected by popular magazine profiles of celebrity moms. The project grew out of Williams's Master's thesis.

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Professor Kaila Story featured on NBC News

Professor Kaila Story featured on NBC News

Professor Kaila Story (Women's and Gender Studies) was interviewed by NBC News in June, 2017. In the interview, Prof. Story discusses her background and describes courses she teaches at UofL that explore how gender, sexuality and race intersect to form an identity.

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A&S faculty collaborate on social justice research

A&S faculty collaborate on social justice research

The Cooperative Consortium for Transdisciplinary Social Justice Research, is led by co-principal investigators Cate Fosl, professor of women’s and gender studies, and director of the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research in the College of Arts & Science, and Enid Trucios-Haynes, professor in the Brandeis School of Law and director of the Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice.

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Social justice hub awarded funding through 21st Century Initiative

Social justice hub awarded funding through 21st Century Initiative

Prof. Cate Fosl, Women’s & Gender Studies/director and Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research and Prof. Enid Trucios-Haynes, Brandeis School of Law/director and Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice, the Cooperative Consortium for Transdisciplinary Social Justice Research will examine diversity and equity issues, and take a coordinated approach to social justice research, creative activity and advocacy on campus and in the community.

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UofL named top LGBTQ-friendly university

UofL named top LGBTQ-friendly university

UofL is one of only 16 schools in the nation to earn five stars out of five in the Campus Pride Index created by Campus Pride, a national nonprofit that rates universities according to their support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues.

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A&S sophomore to speak at Ali memorial service

A&S sophomore to speak at Ali memorial service

College of Arts & Sciences sophomore Natasha Mundkur will join a distinguished group of speakers, including former president Bill Clinton, King Abdullah of Jordan and actor Billy Crystal, in honoring the life and legacy of Muhammad Ali at the public memorial service Friday, June 10, in Louisville.

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A&S junior Hannah Wilson earns Kentucky’s only Truman Scholar

A&S junior Hannah Wilson earns Kentucky’s only Truman Scholar

College of Arts & Sciences junior Hannah Wilson (Political Science, Women’s & Gender Studies, and Philosophy) has earned a Truman Scholarship, a prominent award given to just 54 U.S. college students this year and valued at $30,000. She is Kentucky’s only 2016 Truman Scholar.

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Kentucky’s Hidden Past Rediscovered

Kentucky’s Hidden Past Rediscovered

Heritage Project aims to preserve and share the state’s LGBTQ history.

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I think, therefore I QUESTION

I think, therefore I QUESTION

Meet Prof. Karen Christopher. Prof. Christopher is Associate Professor, Women's and Gender Studies, with a secondary appointment in the Department of Sociology. Prof. Christopher's research explores the intersections of gender, race, and class in the family, labor market, and welfare state.

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I think, therefore I am #flawless

I think, therefore I am #flawless

Meet Women’s and Gender Studies Professor Kaila Story. Prof. Story is Associate Professor of Women's and Gender Studies in the College of Arts & Sciences, with a joint appointment in the Department of Pan-African Studies. She holds the Audre Lorde Chair in Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. In this Q&A, we learn about Prof. Story’s interest in the intersections of gender, race, and sexuality both now and in the very ancient past, and that you don’t need to be a good dancer to love to dance.

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I think, therefore I  TUNE IN

I think, therefore I TUNE IN

Meet Popular Music Maven Proffessor Diane Pecknold. Prof. Pecknold, a professor in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, focuses on popular culture of the twentieth century, with a particular emphasis on the ways that gender and race have shaped the production and reception of popular music.

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2011 Graduate student picture

WGS graduate students celebrating the end of spring semester.

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